Category Archives: philosophy

On who controls who

PUNCH AND JUDY, TO THEIR AUDIENCE Our puppet strings are hard to see, So we perceive ourselves as free, Convinced that no mere objects could Behave in terms of bad and good. To you, we mannikins seem less than live, … Continue reading

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Politics Science Education or Science Education Politics or Science Politics Education

I am rather not sure what should be the exact title of this post. Apart from the two options above it could have been any other combination of these three words. Because I would be talking about all three of … Continue reading

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A quote from Dennett

I, too, want the world to be a better place. This is my reason for wanting people to understand and accept evolutionary theory: I believe that their salvation may depend on it! How so? By opening their eyes to the … Continue reading

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A verse by Rumi

“All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I … Continue reading

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Equity Over Excellence

There is an interesting piece in The Atlantic by Sergey Ivanov on the education system in Finland. Though the article is written from a viewpoint of an American, there are a lot of take home points for everyone and particularly for India. In … Continue reading

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Open Access Manifesto

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a … Continue reading

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Deductive Theory in Science

The working of a deductive theory in science. Image from Physics for the Inquiring Mind by Eric Rogers. Though many philosophers of science would disagree with this view, one can surely start with this.

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Sharing knowledge and learning collaboratively at schools

(This article was written for a college magazine.) We have a vision for a better society in which the values of sharing and collaborating knowledge and technical know-how form an integral part. There are two aspects to this issue. One … Continue reading

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Public decency and morality

This is what Supreme Court of India had to say when petition was filed to lift a ban in 1964 on Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence: It is convenient to set out s. 292 of the Indian Penal Code … Continue reading

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